The Times West Virginian

June 28, 2013

Elliott eager for senior season with the Huskies

By Jarrod Harris
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — They said he couldn’t be a high school running back. They said that he wasn’t tall enough, not big enough.

Well guess what? They’re wrong.

His name? Ryan Elliott.

North Marion’s 120-pound state champion wrestler who went 49-0 as a junior.

Though Elliott lacks in size, he has something that others don’t have, which is heart.

“Me and my size, I think I play a lot harder knowing that I’m a lot smaller than everyone,” Elliott said. “If I don’t then I will just get killed out there. This is just how I play. I like to use my size to my advantage.”

Even though Elliott isn’t the biggest football player on the field, football is in his blood.

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